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Ex-US Sen. Lugar lauded for advocacy of global peace

May. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Sen. Richard Lugar's soft-spoken presence belied an influence on the global stage that was celebrated Wednesday for helping secure peace in many parts of the world. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts joined numerous other national leaders among several...

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May. 15, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he'll be...

Ex-Sen. Lugar hailed as peacemaker ahead of Indiana funeral

May. 14, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was hailed for being a peacemaker as a two-day tribute began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda. A couple hundred people gathered with Lugar's wife, Charlene, and other family members...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...

Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

Apr. 28, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear...

Reaction to the death of former longtime Sen. Richard Lugar

Apr. 28, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Reaction to Sunday's death of former longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar: "Senator Lugar's contributions to the life of our nation are countless. Richard Lugar was a leader not only in the Senate but also on the world stage, where he worked tirelessly to bring pressure to end apartheid in South Africa and...